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Call for Proposals: "Creative Community" Workshop Series

08-31-2020 - 09-30-2020
Proposals will be accepted through Sept. 30
Call for Proposals:  "Creative Community" Workshop Series

Do you have an idea for bringing people together to inspire creativity and build community?

Proposals will be accepted up to September 30.

The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans is seeking proposals from creative people in the Illinois Valley and Josephine County to deliver online workshops on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm this fall, starting in mid-October, as part of our "Creative Community" series. 

Offerings could take the form of a:

  • Workshop
  • Guided Activity
  • Discussion
  • Collective Performance (or)
  • Another Format

We use the term "arts" and "artists" in a broad sense, encompassing all forms of creative practice and thinking. And, you don't have to be an expert!

We are looking for proposals that can happen via Zoom and are interactive, engaging, and encourage connections among participants. Your idea might involve just one Zoom meeting or several. We aim to create opportunities for exploration and to strengthen the creative community in southern Oregon’s Josephine County, especially in the Illinois Valley.

The Guild will provide support in coming up with ideas, facilitation, Zoom access, promotion and outreach, and a small stipend, depending on participation. Workshops will be offered for free with a suggested donation; 10% of the donations will go to the presenter with a $50 minimum guaranteed.

Strong proposals might explore:

  • What "creative community" could be
  • Dig into the many different ways creativity can be expressed
  • Guide a specific "how” to create something (e.g., a birdhouse, an interesting face mask, a Halloween pumpkin)
  • Inspire or illustrate ways to nourish creative practice
  • Invite civic or community action (non-political please – we’re a 501c3) or
  • Consider particular ways to engage creatively with the place where we live (e.g. how to strengthen or create relationships with neighbors, invite and organize a local tree or garden planting project, a sing-along, or....)

We hope to engage and showcase how creative expression in its innumerable forms threads throughout the community. Accessibility and interest for all age groups (children through senior adults) is a definite plus for proposals.

If you want to talk through an idea, reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or join our Zoom meeting for a question and answer session, overview of the program, and creative brainstorming exercises at the two Zoom meetings Sept. 10.

To join our Zoom meeting Sept. 10, choose one of the two time links below:

10:00-11:00 AM

7:00-8:00 PM

The password for both meetings is CREATE.

Got an idea? Fill out the simple proposal form found here: Creative Community Proposal Form, and submit it as soon as possible. Proposals will be accepted through September 30.


Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain-Weekly Zoom Workshop

09-21-2020 - 11-21-2020
We are offering this class on a sliding scale ($10 to $50)
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain-Weekly Zoom Workshop



An Exploratory On-line Multi-age (middle school and up) workshop to explore what happens when you engage the “other” part of your brain.

Join the Southern Oregon Guild in a fun and engaging on-line group experience. Using the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the facilitators and participants will learn and become inspired together.

What Will We Do?

  • We’ll explore learning in a new way — by going through an unusual process together and sharing our experiences

  • We’ll discover, what happens when what we’re doing, and how we are doing it engages our “right” brain

  • We’ll experience a different kind of learning “success” and challenge personal “I can’t” myths.

  • We’ll begin to appreciate why early childhood “scribbling” is so important to later language development and why the dominance of “left” brain activity in our culture creates roadblocks to both learning and creativity...

  • All the while engaging in an approach to drawing that has the potential to bring forth both new skill and a new understanding and enjoyment of the creative process

  • In other words, we will improve our drawing skills and much, much more


To explore together a unique approach to learning to draw or to enhancing your current ability. And, to open new ways of seeing and of understanding that can magnify your confidence to explore different outlets and avenues for your creativity.


During the first meeting we will poll participants to determine the best day and time for weekly meetings. The first meeting will be Monday, September 21 at 7:00 PM and the series will be finished before Thanksgiving. Don’t worry if you miss a class, a Zoom recording will be available so you will not miss out on all the fun.


This will be a workshop conducted through Zoom. You will need to have a computer or other internet-ready device. Enjoyment and interaction are best when participants’ devices have a camera. When you join the workshop, you will receive email confirmation of your registration and a meeting link to click and voila! -- you will be able to join in this online adventure.

What will you need?

A copy of the 4th edition of the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards,(available in local bookstores or online)    plus paper, pencil, and a few other common items as we work through the book.


We are offering this workshop on a sliding scale ($10 to $50). The Guild has many expenses whether the Gallery is open or not, so any amount, large or small, is greatly appreciated. If cash payment is not an option, please contact us at 541-649-3858 to explore a trade.

Want to enroll?

Click the "registration" button to register and select the pay you are most comfortable with on the sliding scale. 

Need more information first?

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your phone number if you'd like a call and we will respond via email or phone as soon as possible.

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Guild Gallery & Art Center

RCC Kerby Campus
24353 Redwood Highway
Kerby, OR 97531 USA


Mailing Address:
The Southern Oregon Guild
P.O. Box 1596
Cave Junction, OR 97523

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Review Our Membership Plans

Below is a list of our active memberships and we welcome your involvement!

  • Active Membership Plan
  • $47
  • Membership lasts 365 days
  • Voting Privileges
  • Consists of working artists and art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Student Membership Plan
  • $10
  • Membership lasts 365 days
  • Voting privileges
  • Consists of students who are working artists and art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Couple Membership Partner 1
  • $47
  • Memberships last 365 days
  • Both have voting privileges
  • Consists of working artists and art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Couple Membership Partner 2
  • $28
  • Memberships last 365 days
  • Both have voting privileges
  • Consists of working artists and art lovers
  • Includes online presence

If you are interested in applying for Active membership in the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans and have not yet met with a Guild Board member, contact us through Guild President, Joyce Abrams, to arrange a meeting to show your work and have your questions answered.

Or, you can pick up an application at the Guild Gallery and Art Center, learn about the Guild from the Gallery Host, and arrange to meet with a Board member.

The Guild Headquarters is located on the Rogue Community College Kerby Campus
Address: 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, Oregon.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Phone: 541-592-5019

If you want to speak to us personally we'd love to talk to you so call us at (541) 592-5019 or use our email form to contact us at the Guild.